2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2013 7:10 AM by GWFSpyra
GWFSpyra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I tried to restore an item from my back-up, however the Time Machine App does not start.

I use the latest version of OS X Lion 10.7.5 (Build 11G63).

I used the work around by opening my back-up volume with the finder and copied the wanted item.

However, this is not the correct approach I think.

Does anybody have a solution to my problem?


iMac (27-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.5), Problem with Time Machine
  • 1. Re: Time Machine App does not start under OS X Lion
    GWFSpyra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just an addition to my question.

    I changed the access rights one my back-up volume such that now everyone has read and write access.

    To my surprise the time machine browser now opens.

    However, preparing a back-up now takes very long. I cancelled the preparation twice.

    I will add a new comment, when back-ups will work again.

  • 2. Re: Time Machine App does not start under OS X Lion
    GWFSpyra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just the last addition to my question.

    The modifications of the access rights took very, very long. In the end I cancelled the process.

    Nevertheless, time machine now works correctly. As far as I can see it.

    If annybody runs into similar problems. The solution is I think just to modify the access rights on the back-up volume to read and write access for everyone.

    Probably OS X Lion added an undocumented feature to the time machine.